Recommended vaccinations

Routine vaccination:

Vaccinations included in the vaccination schedule to be updated

Based on your travel plans:

NB: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travelers aged ≥1 year arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and all travelers who spend more than 12 hours in transit at an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.

Hepatitis A

1 injection two weeks before departure, booster 1 to 3 (5) years later.

Children: aged ≥1 year.

Hepatitis B

For long or frequent trips
Two injections one month apart
Booster 6 months later

When protection is needed as early as possible (with almost imminent departure), an accelerated schedule of three injections within a short interval and a fourth dose 1 year later is feasible, in adults only.


Vaccination with the tetravalent meningococcal vaccine is mandatory for pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia (Hajj and Umrah).

Vaccination schedule: 1 injection at least 10 days before departure.

Protection: 3 years


For long trips to isolated areas
Children: as soon as they can walk


For long trips or in conditions of poor hygiene
Children: aged ≥2 years.

Malaria prevention

Sporadic transmission of P. falciparum and P. vivax possible subsequent to importation of parasites.


No chemoprophylaxis

Travelers should immediately seek medical attention if fever occurs when traveling or in the months after their return.

(Source: Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin [BEH] – Health Recommendations for Travelers).

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